On a private beach in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, this hotel is within the vicinity of Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, Fort Lauderdale Stadium, and Bonnet House Museum and Gardens. Area attractions also include Stranahan House and Las Olas Riverfront.

Hotel Features

At A Little Inn by The Sea, recreational amenities include a private beach and an outdoor pool. The hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access and free parking.

Room Amenities

Televisions come with cable channels. Guestrooms also feature refrigerators, air conditioning, and climate control.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

A Little Inn by The Sea features a private beach and an outdoor pool. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast. This beach hotel also offers barbecue grills, multilingual staff, and concierge services. Complimentary parking is available on site.

  • Total number of rooms - 49 
  • Number of floors - 3 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Kitchen  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  

Room Amenities

  • Balcony 
  • Free local calls 
  • Microwave 
  • Kitchen 
  • In-room safe 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Refrigerator 

Where to Eat

A complimentary breakfast is offered.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a private beach and an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Tennis on site 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 15:00:00

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is 11:00:00

Payment types

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

A resort fee is included in the total price displayed.

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3.2 out of 5
66% of guests recommend
3.2 Room cleanliness
3.2 Service & staff
3.2 Room comfort
2.7 Hotel condition
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Very disappionting accomodations

2 out of 5
by from PA
Posted Nov 20, 2013
This was our third stay at this location. The hotel and has steadily gone downhill each year. Last year the advertised heated pool wasn't. This year the place seems to be falling apart with no attempt to do any upgrades or renovations. In 5 days our room was cleaned just one time without even being asked if we needed anything or simply leaving clean towels. The air conditioner leaked all over our clothes. The beach chairs are all falling apart, with just a couple that are intact. We pick this place because we like the smallness and mom and pop feel of the place. The location is perfect for us; close to town, grocery shopping, dining, and on the beach. This is an important consideration as we fly in and don't want to rent a car. This is a vacation from the hustle and bustle and this hotel was our choice. Unfortunately, we spent one day of our stay searching for a place to stay next year. We will not be returning.
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Misleading photos and descriptions

1 out of 5
by from Oregon
Posted Nov 20, 2013
Pros: location and staff
Cons: everything else!
This place looked so sweet online...and the lovely beachside location definitely influenced our decision. BUT we booked well-ahead of our stay and at the time, none of the reviews described the extremely poor condition of this hotel. It had a 3.5 rating - middle of the pack - so we thought it could work for us. We were SHOCKED when we arrived. Although the beds were comfortable and clean, the building and rooms themselves are in horrid condition. Stucco - inside and out - is crumbling, steel structural elements are rusting through exterior surfaces, exterior and interior furniture is old, dirty or broken, interior elements (eg: towel racks and cabinet doors) are broken, toilets are old and stained, electric outlets do not work, there are little if no supplies in unclean kitchenettes. When we asked the office staff - who tried their best to accommodate us given the situation - if there was a room in better condition, we were told the place was closing in less than a week and new owners would be remodeling (the only details mentioned had to do with the exterior, however...so if you decide to try this place when it reopens, we advise asking about the condition of the rooms!) They moved us to a bigger unit, and although it was in better condition, it too was in dire need of attention. It's reprehensible Expedia continues to list places like this. We were traveling to the opposite coast and trusted in Expedia's reputation when booking our room. Well...never again!!!
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1 out of 5
by from baltimore, md
This traveler left a rating score only Posted Nov 18, 2013
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Terrible, could not stay there.

1 out of 5
by from Cape Coral, FL
Posted Nov 12, 2013
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Do not include the hotel on Expedia. Have your staff evaluate the Hotel in person, I am sure they would validate this suggestion.
Location: Excellent location and things to do, but unprofessional staff and poor property conditions (dirty, cracking walls, rails, posts, and balconies).
Was told we could not check in until 3pm. Our confirmation with Expedia was for check in at 2pm. Staff unprofessional, stated Expedia was wrong (although, several websites advertised 2pm check in as well for this hotel). Staff further elaborated that they had a maid call off the morning of our reserved reservation and that they had a full house the night before, so no rooms were available until 3 pm. One of deciding factors in choosing this hotel was for the 2pm check in so that we had plenty of time to get dressed and ready for our wedding anniversary plans. The 2pm check in time advertised is on several web sites for months (I have been looking at Lauderdale By The Sea Hotels for months online). When I informed the check in receptionist of this she stated I was rude. I felt so uncomfortable by her remarks and hand gestures, I knew I could not stay at this hotel. In addition the Hotel is very ran down, dirty, cracks in walls, posts, railings and balconies. Ask to speak with Manager Renee, waited for 40 minutes. Per Renee we could not check in until 3 and if we did not want to stay they would not refund our money. She offered an affiliate hotel down the street to us instead, but when we went there, they said we would have to pay again (Captains Quarters). We did not want to deal with this management, staff and conditions. We went to another hotel down the beach and got a room. This was a really sickening experience. Hopefully this hotel will be shut down soon.
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2 out of 5
This traveler left a rating score only Posted Nov 11, 2013
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Nightmare worst horror ever

1 out of 5
by from redland trots
Posted Oct 28, 2013
Negative all around never stayed forced to find a different hotel its all false advertizing and dont believe the pictures on line LiES
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Last night of Vacation

2 out of 5
Posted Sep 28, 2013
Pros: location
Cons: evertything
Location: cute shops and restaurants close
It was not exactly in the best of shape, had been there years ago and was marginal then, worse now...needs to be shut down and remodeled
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quiet hotel on the beach

5 out of 5
Posted Sep 17, 2013
We enjoyed our stay. Pool and rooms were very clean. Hotel is a little old but well kept up. Not a 4 star place but very nice. Grove of palm trees as you walk out to beach with nice shade. Sometimes thats as far as I got. Very relaxing.
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A quaint place by the sea.

3 out of 5
by from Edmonton, AB
Posted May 7, 2013
Pros: Location and the look of the hotel.
Cons: Water leaks.
The hotel was pleasing and clean but the upkeep of the hotel leaves it lacking. It rained and water was coming through the window frame and the ceiling before we changed rooms.
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Awesome place to stay

4 out of 5
by from Augusta, GA, USA
Posted Apr 14, 2013
Pros: the room was perfect with a balcony facing the ocean
Cons: the ceiling fan didn work very well but it was tolerable
Location: Was very easy to find great place to stay
The staff at this hotel was awesome and very friendly. We were very lucky to have found this hotel, And will stay there again
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